2022 Theme: Metamorphosis – redrawing the investments map together


Join us at Mercer’s Canada Global Investment Forum in November to discuss the evolution that will define markets and investing for many years to come. The Forums bring together asset owners, asset managers and senior investment professionals to discuss current and emerging themes impacting investors. They also provide an opportunity for you to catch-up with peers and expand your knowledge and professional network.

Agenda – what you can expect


The Forum offers a day of main sessions, breakout and keynote addresses, as well as hundreds of 40-minute separate virtual manager-led sessions. Some of the topics that will be covered in the agenda include the latest themes and opportunities, sustainable investing, private markets, transformational investing and more. Watch this space for details on the agenda.

Tuesday, November 8th

Times are in Toronto Local Time (UTC -4)

      Time   |   Session/speaker(s)
     2:00pm – 2:30pm   |    Registration
      2:30am – 5:00pm   |   Asset Manager Briefing
      5:00pm – 7:00pm   |   Welcome reception

Wednesday, November 9th

Times are in Toronto Local Time (UTC -4)
MC: Geneviève Gauvin

      Time   |   Session/speaker(s)
     8:00am – 9:00am   |   Breakfast and Registration
      9:00am – 9:05am   |   Welcome
      9:05am – 9:25am   |   Themes and opportunities: Hindsights and insights
      9:25am – 10:10am   |   Not our parent’s investment landscape
      10:10am – 10:35am   |   Inflation and sustainability – An emerging challenge for equities
      10:35am – 10:55am   |   China: Threat and opportunity, partner and rival
      10:55am – 11:25am   |   Break
      11:25am – 11:55am   |   Breakouts – Round 1
  1. Evolution of target date funds
  2. Future-proofing your DC plan
  3. Impact investing: the future of finance?
  4.  E&F disbursement quota increase
      12:00pm – 12:30pm   |   Inflation and sustainability – A new opportunity for alternative investments
      12:30pm – 2:00pm   |   Lunch
      2:00pm – 2:45pm   |   Keynote
      2:45pm –3:15pm   |   Reflecting climate scenarios in ALMs
      3:15pm – 15:45pm   |   Break
      3:45 – 4:15pm   |   Breakouts Round 2
      4:15pm –4:35pm   |   How to tackle financial wellness
      4:35pm – 4:55pm   |   Sustainability in practice
      4:55pm   |   Closing remarks

Meet the speakers – coming soon


Each Forum features top thought leaders from within Mercer and the investment community and renowned experts shaping the way we think. We look forward to sharing these names with you soon.

At premier venues in iconic cities


We look forward to welcoming Canadian clients and asset managers in person at the Marriot Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto.


Venue: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

525 Bay St,
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2, Canada
+1 416-597-9200
Hotel website


Discover modern style and award winning service at Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, the hotel places you in the heart of the city, near shopping, dining and entertainment. Spacious guest rooms include plush bedding, comfortable seating areas and deluxe amenities. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness centre and rooftop indoor pool with cityscape views. 



Hotel booking information

For your convenience, Mercer has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre at the discounted rate of CAD $279 (plus 13% HST and 4% MAT) which includes complimentary high speed internet. This rate is available until Monday, October 17. Reservations made after this date will be based on hotel availability and at the prevailing rate.

Click here to reserve your room



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Which attendee are you?

  • Asset owner/investor

    Asset owner/investor1



    For the purposes of the Forum, an asset owner is a client or contact of Mercer who is an executive, board member or other key decision-maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation, government agency or similar entity. Invited asset owners do not have to pay registration fee.


  • Asset/fund manager

    Asset/fund manager2



    The asset manager registration fee for this event is $10,000 (USD) for one attendee. Registration includes attendance at the asset manager briefing, attendance at the networking opportunities, main presentations and breakout sessions, one 40 minute Learn, Share, and Connect session, up to five 30 minute one-to-one sessions, opportunities to make new professional connections with hundreds of other attendees and all session materials after the event.


  • Global forum member

    Global forum member



    Global members have a secured seat at all five events. If you have purchased a global membership for the Global Investment Forums 2022 program, you can register as a global forum member. Please contact us if you are not sure of your status or click here to sign up for a global membership.


Important notices


  1. For the purposes of the forum, an “asset owner” is a client or contact of Mercer who is an executive, board member or other key decision-maker of a retirement plan, wealth management firm, insurer, endowment, foundation, government agency or similar entity.
  2. Mercer's receipt of revenue from a Fund manager will not result in any preferential treatment by Mercer when evaluating or recommending managers, their affiliates, products or strategies.

Mercer accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions of the speakers or any other persons at the event.


Mercer reserves the right to make changes in the agenda or speaker roster at any time without prior notice.


Managers are limited to a maximum of three registrations per Forum. Each registration covers only one person.


Mercer has the right to decline any registrations received from competitors and other potential delegates that do not match the targeted audience.


By registering for the Mercer Global Investment Forum, consent is given to Mercer for its disclosure of your financial institution's name to third parties for conflict of interest disclosure purposes.


Cancellations must be communicated via email to Maria Reyes. Cancellation requests sent two months before the Forum will be refunded in full. Cancellation requests sent one month before the Forum will be refunded in half (50%). Except as set forth above or in cases of Force Majeure or termination for breach, a refund is not allowed.